Friday, February 9, 2018

Doodle Bird Art Tags with Belen Sotelo


Hi friends. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time playing with Jessica Sporn's new Doodle Birds stamp set and I absolutely love them all. I can already tell that I will use these stamps time and time again in my art journaling and tag making.

Since I was having so much fun playing with them I decided to make a couple art tags to send out to friends!



I started by brayering acrylic paint onto my craft tags then using a baby wipe and various RubberMoon stencils to wipe away color and create oodles of texture.



As I often like to do, a rubbed on some gesso, with my fingers, to help unify the colors and texture.



Next I used watercolor to add some marks and create another layer of color.



I set my tags aside to dry and stamped out the bird images onto lightweight card stock, using waterproof ink.



After cutting them out, I adhered them to my tags with gel medium.




Next, I added a light coat of clear gesso over the stamped images.




I gave my feathered friends some color with various gel pens & markers.


Next I used the cute flowers that come in the set and stamped the designs directly onto my tags.




I added a bit of pen work and scribbles.




To finish off my tags, I stamped onto some of my hand dyed ribbon and cut it to size and called them done. They were ready to be tucked into an envelope and send them on their way to brighten someone's day!


Wishing you a week full of art and full of whimsy.
xo, Belen

2 comments:

  1. This is such a cool tutorial!! Love these stamps and how they are used here is awesome!!!

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